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JUST IN : Many injured, houses set ablaze as fresh violence erupts in Bauchi



 JUST IN Many injured houses set ablaze as fresh violence erupts in Bauchi

Several houses have been set ablazed while many people are feared injured in fresh violence that erupted in Sakani and Kagadama areas of Bauchi Metropolis on Saturday.

The development is coming a week after houses and shops were razed and several people, including a clergy, were injured in Katanga community in Warji Local Government Area over blasphemy.

Governor Bala Mohammed had visited Katanga and appealed to the Muslim and Christian communities to ensured peace reign.

But renewed tension built on Friday as fears and anxiety engulfed Kagadama and environs following rumours of impending crisis between Muslims and Christians.

Recall that several houses, places of worship and shops were razed and many lost their lives in 2007 when crisis engulfed Kagadama and environs.

The then Isa Yuguda administration set a committee headed by Tanko Dutse to rebuild several structures that were destroyed.

The cause of the renewed crisis is not certain at the time of this report.

Many shop owners hurriedly closed as they ran for safety on Friday night as the rumours gained ground.

A resident of Kagadama confirmed to our Correspondent that they heard several gunshots in the area in t he early houses of Saturday.

Another resident from Sakani said gunshots were heard throughout the night.

Many residents of Kagadama and Sakani were said to have fled to the Yelwa Police barracks along Bauchi Dass road to take refuge.

Our Correspondent was told that the houses of those who fled were set abalze.

Residents of Kagadama disclosed that three young men have been hospitalized following gunshot injuries.

A source said many also received gunshots injuries in Sakani area.

It was not certain if any one was killed in the crisis at the time of this report.

Heavy presence of police were seen in the affected area as residents are seen in front of their residences not knowing what the next step would be.

More details to follow……

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